On Sunday 18 Dec 2005 17:32, Eric Hines wrote:
> At 12/18/05 10:58, dave s wrote:
> >On Sunday 18 December 2005 16:47, Eric Hines wrote:
> > > At 12/18/05 09:49, Mathew D. Watson wrote:
> > > >dave wrote:
> > > >>I am running kubuntu, samba 3.0.14a, my smb.conf file is ...
> > > >>[global]
> > > >> workgroup = METRAN
> > > >> encrypt passwords = yes
> > > >>[test]
> > > >> comment = For testing only, please
> > > >> path = /etc/samba/tmp
> > > >> read only = no
> > > >> guest ok = yes
> > > >>I have a /etc/samba/tmp directory,
> > > >>I am user dave on the system so I ...
> > > >>smbpasswd -a dave
> > > >>I gave it a password of 'testing', it complained that a file did not
> > > >>exist then created it for me ... all looked AOK
> > > >>I pointed my browser to http://localhost:901, an authentication
> > > >> dialogue popped up, I entered 'dave', 'testing' hopeing for the swat
> > > >> screen but all I get is authentication failed, retry.
> > > >
> > > >This is a guess, but try adding
> > > >
> > > >security = user
> > > >
> > > >to the [global] section.
> > > >
> > > >You might also try, as I did, using the /etc/samba/smb.conf file that
> > > > came with the samba package. Then run swat, and use it to make your
> > > > changes.
> > > >
> > > >Mat
> > >
> > > There are a couple of other things you might want to try: since you've
> > > gotten to the authentication dialog, it appears you have a proper swat
> > > config file (you might, though, compare yours to the one that's on pg
> > > 53 of Ts, et al.'s _Using Samba_ (O'Reilly pub), just to be sure. The
> > > biggie, though, is that, unless you explicitly set up swat to do
> > > otherwise, you need to log in as root to get it to run (don't forget to
> > > assign the same password for smbpasswd as you have for your root access
> > > for your kubuntu machine...).
> >Thank you SO MUCH :) I have been wrestling with this problem for 2-3
> >weeks. It
> >was complicated because kubuntu does not have a root password by default.
> >Having setup a root password then smbpasswd -a and all is well :)
> !? I'm minded of Hamlet's injunction, "Get thee to a nunnery,
> go." (Although "nunnery" was a rude slang term when Shakespeare was
> writing.) Generate a root user, promptly. Which you have done. I
> strongly urge you to go through the hassle of logging in as root (or su to
> root) whenever you want to make a system change of any sort. It's too easy
> to make system changes as an ordinary user that screw up the system,
> sometimes catastrophically. If you force yourself to do these as root
> only, you won't be proofed against those catastrophic errors, but you will
> be encouraged to make your changes only after prior thought, so the
> likelihood of those errors is minimized.
I am with you on that one. kubuntu (& ubuntu) disable the root account by
default and users are encouraged to sudo everything or sudo -i for a root
shell. Can get confusing but I have a root password now !
> >One question, why does the smbpasswd have to be the same as the root
> >apart from it therefore being easy to remember ?
> A more expert *NIX user can chime in here, but I suspect it has to do with
> you only getting one user called root, with those privileges. One password
> for both passwd and smbpasswd prevents password conflicts.
> Eric Hines
> There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast
> majority by adequate governmental action.
> --Bertrand Russell
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